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Old Mar 15, 2004, 8:39 AM   #1
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Not a very colorful shot but thats the way it was around here. These are very small, about the size of a Carolina Chickadee, maybe a bit more plump. Taken with 10D and Sigma 50-500.

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Hi:

I think the pic of the Sparrow is very good. How is your 10D w/lens mounted.? I don't see any shake in that pic.

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Nice shot and a clever use of a coloured frame. I'd suggest triming of the ends of the twig to improve the use of the edged frame. I suspect that you're just a touch short of depth of field for the head. It looks a little soft compared to the feathers of the wings and back. Nice colour tones though and I like the overal result.

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That is a type of sparrow. I was shooting that exact breed this weekend myself. Its similar to a song sparrow, but I don't believe it is one. Of course, I'm really bad with sparrow identification, so I wouldn't trust me on this one.

That is truly a great background. One thing I've found very difficult is to get the subject and the background both to work together. You did a great job with that.

I agree with Graham, the head does look just a touch out of focus. But I don't mind.

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Yeah the head is out of focus. I needed the shutter speed and didn't want to push the aperture. I might could have selected a focal point a little farther up the back and fixed that but to late now
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Very good piece of work all the same, more please.

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